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Laughing Gull, nonbreeding adult

Leucophaeus atricilla

Description:

One of 28 species of North american gulls, they usually scavenge for food in the water or nowadays in urban areas. identifiable by light gray wings, a yellow beak with a black tip, white neck, breast, and belly, and black tail feathers

Habitat:

various shorelines, areas near water

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Laughing Gull, nonbreeding adult
Leucophaeus atricilla Laughing Gull, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Nice find! However, it is unlikely that this is a Black-tailed Gull. The size and coloration does not seem to match. Additionally, the Black-tailed Gull is only a rare visitor to North America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-tail...

NoamFossi
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NoamFossi

NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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